Buyer’s Guide to the Rosés of Southern France
Some families play board games together or, perhaps, hike together or even cook together. The Gabay-Bernheim family, in the South of France, taste wine together and, in the case of Elizabeth Gabay’s Buyer’s Guide to the Rosés of Southern France, Gabay and son Ben Bernheim wrote about these rosés together. Husband David Bernheim worked on the marketing side, and even daughter Rosie did a little tasting. (And, just for the record, they also play games, hike, and cook together!)
Writing a comprehensive guide on rosés in Southern France is no small undertaking. Elizabeth Gabay and Ben Bernheim tasted over 1000 rosés (2020 vintage) in a 10 week period and narrowed the selection to the top 850 bottles. The wines they tasted covered a wide swath of the south, including Provence, the Rhône Valley, Languedoc and even Corsica. Read the original Provence WineZine article, Susan’s interview notes, and the double-blind tasting process that Gabay and Bernheim followed.
The guide costs €20,00 and is available in a handy PDF format.
“This guide, aimed at professionals and serious rosé drinkers, includes tasting notes and commercial information (price, availability, etc) on rosé wines from the south of France, possibly the most extensive tasting notes of rosés ever published from this region.”